5 key recruits impressed by Texas football’s big win over UTSA

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Cameron Clay, DE/DL

A potential rising target of the Longhorns 2024 class to watch this fall is the three-star Fort Worth Brewer defensive end Cameron Clay. This 6-foot-3 and 225-pound under-the-radar defensive lineman does not yet hold a Power Five offer. But in his first unofficial visit to Austin for a game weekend, Clay could be someone that commands more attention in the near future.

There are some tools that Clay brings to the table that could be valuable down the road. He’s got good length and has a quick play diagnosis from the snap. Clay gets off blocks quickly and uses his strength and lengthy wingspan to get a wrap on the ball carrier around the line of scrimmage.

Clay still needs to make some pretty noticeable strides in his quickness and overall array of moves off the edge rushing the passer. At the moment, Clay likely profiles as a three-technique defensive lineman, similar to that of Moro Ojomo. Granted, he’ll need to add at least 25 or 30 pounds more of muscle mass before he’s able to truly compete as a three-tech in this defense for co-DC/LC coach Pete Kwiatkowski and the Longhorns.


Cedric Baxter Jr., RB

Among the current Texas commits that visited DKR this weekend for the matchup against the Roadrunners, the most important was definitely the uber-talented four-star Edgewater (FL) running back Cedric Baxter Jr. Texas needed to have a successful unofficial visit with Baxter this weekend, as it was his first time seeing the Longhorns in-person live for a game at DKR.

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Baxter reportedly said after this game that the “atmosphere was amazing” and that he “had a great time”. It’s also worth noting that he mentioned that the “fans were awesome”, showing another testament to the atmosphere he enjoyed at DKR this weekend.

Texas did a good job keeping Baxter’s interests on the Forty Acres after his unofficial visit to see the Florida Gators on the big game weekend where head coach Billy Napier and his squad upset the No. 7 Utah Utes a couple of weeks ago.